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Cape crayfish season to start in November 2019/20

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The 2019/20 West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 1 November 2019 and will close on Saturday, 11 April 2020.

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Fishing will be allowed as follows:

  • From 30 November 2019 to 1 December 2019 (2 days);
  • From 14 December 2019 to 15 December 2019 (2 days);
  • From 21 December 2019 to 22 December 2019 (2 days);
  • On 26 December 2019 (1 day);
  • On 1 January 2020 (1 day);
  • From 4 January 2020 to 5 January 2020 (2 days);
  • From 10 April 2020 to 11 April 2020 (2 days).

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Take note of the following

  • Only persons over the age of 12 years may obtain a recreational fishing permit to engage in fishing, collecting, keeping, controlling, landing or transporting of, or to be in possession of not more than four WCRL per day subject to the payment of R94 per permit (R7 application fee and R87 permit fee)
  • Permits are valid for the entire west coast rock lobster recreational fishing season.
  • Fishing times for WCRL will be from 08h00 until 16h00 and the bag limit is four per person per day and the size restriction is 80 millimetres carapace length.
  • No person catching WCRL with a recreational fishing permit may sell his/her catch and any WCRL caught, collected or transported must be kept in a whole state.
  • Recreational West Coast Rock Lobster permits are obtainable at the Post Office

For further information please contact Wendy West at the Department of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries (DEFF) on 021 402 3120 or 076 128 2245. E-mail: WendyW@daff.gov.za



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